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Our Approach

We support social movements through solidarity philanthropy.

Our Theory of Change

We believe that social, economic, and ecological justice can only be achieved through deep transformation of systems, structures, and culture.

Social movements, made up of people organized collectively with leadership from impacted communities, are the driving force behind this transformation. They see the root causes of injustice, envision solutions, and take actions to make their visions a reality.

Our Purpose

We are committed to supporting movements through solidarity philanthropy. This means building long-term partnerships based on a shared vision.

Our Values

Our work is grounded in the values of justice, love, solidarity, and commitment.


40+ Years in Solidarity

We’re not your typical philanthropy. We’re Grassroots International.

Since our founding days, we haven’t backed down from sticking to our principles, standing with our partners, and speaking out for justice and liberation. Let’s transform the world together.


Our Approach

Solidarity philanthropy: a guiding principle of our work.

We partner with movements through an approach we call solidarity philanthropy. This evolving framework is built on principles and practices informed by the social movements we accompany, our sense of responsibility, and extensive experience in grantmaking.


Advancing social movements through solidarity-based grantmaking.

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Social Action

Standing up with movements to win demands, shift policy, and defend communities.

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Transforming Philanthropy

Promoting a bolder, progressive politic in philanthropy to mobilize more resources for social movements.

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Organizational Wellbeing

Investing in our people, systems, and culture.

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Issues We Work On

Intersecting struggles for justice and liberation.

Our movement partners are engaged in many dynamic — and often intersecting — issues and struggles that drive our thematic grantmaking and solidarity. Learn more about these strategic priorities and how we’re accompanying our partners to tackle them.


Human Rights Defense

Whether it’s unjust imprisonment or outright kidnappings and assassinations, social movement activists are targets of human rights violations around the world. We support movements to strengthen collective security; monitor and document violations; campaign against impunity; take legal actions; and push for the recognition of new forms of human rights.

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Ecological Justice

Frontline communities bearing the brunt of climate chaos and other forms of ecological disruption are the ones holding the most powerful solutions to these and related crises. Ecological justice uplifts collective efforts to build just and sustainable food and energy systems, expose false solutions, and repair relations among people, the Earth, and all living systems.

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Food Sovereignty

From field to plate, our food system is steeped in injustice. But social movements are working to change this in inspiring ways. Collectively, they are advancing food sovereignty, which they define as “the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems.”

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Healing and Wellbeing

In the face of violence, trauma and health disparities, movements and communities are using healing as a form of resistance.

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Grassroots Feminisms

An array of feminist movements are insisting women, trans, and gender non-conforming people’s rights cannot be isolated from other inequalities like race, class, and colonialism. And they are building vibrant alternatives to sustain life and win liberation, proving that those most targeted by patriarchal policies must be the ones who outline their replacements.

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Defense of Territory

Struggles for territory get to fundamental issues of self-determination and survival in the face of older and newer forms of extractivism, from settler colonialism to global land and water grabbing. Social movements are increasingly broadening discussions on land to more holistic conceptions of territory that include diverse aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and the lives and cultures connected to them.

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